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Title : The effectiveness of mobile SMS based counselling method for increasing knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS and decreasing patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Abstract :

Heterogeneous results have been reported in several studies that use the efficiency of the mobile SMS intervention technique to increase knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS and reduction, requiring a systematic review to obtain a comprehensive summary of existing proof. Hence the purpose of this review is to gather accessible proof of the efficiency of the mobile counselling method based on SMS in increasing knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS and reducing the number of patients. Searches will be carried out in the PubMed / Medline, Scopus, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library and other articles reviewed up to December 2019 databases. Studies have been included that compare the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among the intervention group that was exposed to mobile SMS based counselling methods and the control group that was not exposed to such intervention. The study's primary outcome is the change in knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS and the risk of observed HIV/AIDS prevalence from baseline to post-intervention. It will include randomized controlled designs for study trials. Two independent reviewers will critically appraise selected studies. The data collected will include information on the review's questionnaire and goals about the strategies, populations, research methods and related outcomes. Effect sizes will be expressed as a risk ratio, and their 95 per cent confidence intervals will be determined for analysis. This study and meta-analysis will systematically analyse and incorporate the evidence available on the efficacy of mobile SMS-based counselling method to increase knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS and decrease patients. In this review, information will be gathered and summarized on the potential impact of mobile SMS based counselling for increasing knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS and decreasing patients. The findings from this study will provide guidance to future research and public health professionals with an understanding of the importance of mobile SMS-based counselling and provide guidelines for applicability of community-based intervention.

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